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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis win VMA for "Same Love" VIDEO

NEW YORK – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won the award for Best Video With A Social Message on Sunday night at MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMA) for their runaway hit video, “Same Love.”

The video, which supports same-gender marriage, has been embraced by the LGBT community and the song has become an anthem for gay weddings.

In New Mexico, Santa Fe hosts mass gay wedding today

SANTA FE, N.M. – Marriage equality may have finally come to New Mexico after a state district court judge late Thursday issued the state’s first formal legal opinion clarifying a right to marriage for all couples and ordered the Santa Fe County Clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

At least a dozen recipients of the county’s first licenses held an impromptu mass gay wedding in the chambers of the county commission just minutes after receiving their licenses. The couples were pronounced legally married at 3:51 pm local time.

UPDATED: Judge orders New Mexico county to issue same-gender marriage licenses

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A judge has ordered Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples in response to a lawsuit filed by two gay men.

District Judge Sarah Singleton issued the order late Thursday, just days after another County Clerk had begin issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples. Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins began issuing the licenses to same-gender couples on Wednesday morning.

Foes launch bid to kill Indiana amendment to ban same-gender marriage

INDIANAPOLIS -- A coalition of businesses and gay-marriage supporters has kicked off a promised push to block a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

The amendment is set for a required second vote in the House and Senate next year to send it to voters for a final decision in November. 56 current House members and 38 senators voted for the ban when it passed for the first time in 2011, including all but one Republican, New Albany Representative Ed Clere. The GOP expanded its House majority in last year's election, theoretically improving the amendment's odds.

Woman with life-threatening brain cancer asks N.M. court to let her marry partner of 21 years

SANTA FE, N.M. — A Pojoaque same-gender couple have asked a New Mexico court to legally marry immediately because one of the women suffers from a severe medical condition that may prove fatal in the near future.

Jen Roper was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of brain cancer, and her health has deteriorated severely in the past few months. She wants to marry her partner, Angelique Neuman.

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In New Mexico, a County Clerk begins issuing same-gender marriage licenses

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Same-gender couples in Doña Ana County, New Mexico began receiving marriage licenses this morning from the County Clerk, who announced he was issuing them based on a widely discussed legal opinion, endorsed by the state’s Attorney General last month, that the state’s equal protection laws required the state to provide the same benefits of marriage extended to other couples.

Marriage-equality talks heat up in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Same-gender marriage is back on the agenda in Hawaii, where the entire congressional delegation and faith leaders have come out in favor of the freedom to marry.

U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz and U.S. Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard issued statements supporting marriage equality, all urging Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat who also wants same-gender marriage, and the state legislature to pass a law to approve same-gender marriage.

Pennsylvania court sets date to hear same-gender marriage case

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The state's Commonwealth Court will hear oral arguments next month on the governor's request to end same-gender marriages in the Keystone State, where voters in 1996 approved a referendum to ban gay weddings.

However, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), at least two mayors and a county official have begin marrying gay and lesbian couples in open defiance of the state law.

The hearing was set for Sept. 4 in Harrisburg.

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A gay wedding at 30,000 feet with guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson | VIDEO

AUKLAND, New Zealand – Lots of amazing wedding stories have come out of New Zealand since same-gender marriage went into effect on Monday, but none may be more unusual than the first-ever gay nuptials onboard an Air New Zealand jet with a celebrity assist from “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Gay adoption marks theme of next episode of "I'm Having Their Baby" | VIDEO

The next episode of “I’m Having Their Baby” features a dramatic story about an Iowa mother who has decided to place her baby boy up for adoption by her half-sister and the sister’s wife. But will she change her mind at the last minute as she is about to give birth to Simon?

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